Holiday Happenings In Charleston SC

Dated: December 20 2017

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(Regal Charles Towne Square Stadium 18, North Charleston)

Happy Holidays from The Greater Charleston Properties Team! We hope you're enjoying the sights and sounds of the season! If you're a super organized and over achiever shopper who's finished all your shopping, you may be looking for some fun family things to do in between baking sessions. If you're like many of us who've barely started, with just days left to finish finding just the right gifts before Christmas, you may still be interested in finding activities to help break up the shopping scurry. Check out the list below.

Movie Showings

On Christmas Eve this December 24th, catch the classic 1946 flick of It's A Wonderful Life at the Regal Charles Towne Square Stadium 18 in North Charleston (pictured above) at 2pm and 7pm. This iconic theatre facade brings a fun flair and nostalgia to movie viewing, and is fondly called "The Mall Drive movies" to many locals. Other Regal theaters in Charleston, Mount Pleasant and Summerville are also offering this showing at the same times.

Fun fact: Did you know this theater used to be the 1976 site of Charles Town Square, an indoor mall which hosted JC Penney, Service Merchandise and some other department stores? It featured a "town square" style clock and children's train ride during Christmas time, and the refurbished clock is now located in the current Tanger Outlets food court. In the early 1990's these big department stores moved over to Northwoods Mall and the area began to decline. In 1997 the mall was demolished and up went the 18-screen current theater. Today, the other adjacent store sites have been transformed into an office park, which includes the North Charleston City Hall, Verizon Wireless call center, and Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse.

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You may have already missed the annual showing of Irving Berlin's White Christmas at the Terrace Theatre on James Island, which is usually held in early December. But that's ok, you can make plans to attend next year! Some people do holiday movies, some do Star Wars! People all over the world have been marathoning the other editions, whether on dvd or the TNT app (which has all of them, you're welcome), in anticipation of the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the newest of the saga. You can catch The Last Jedi here now through January 1st at multiple times daily. There are two showings Christmas Eve, and four on Christmas Day! 

Fun fact: This theater opened in 1997 with only three screens and later added a 4th. It's Charleston's premier, independently operated cinema, having changed hands a couple of times over the last 20 years by owners that have helped push quality indie films to the forefront. This local favorite hosts many amazing independent and foreign films, the Charleston Film Festival, charity events like last year's fundraiser for One80 Place, and more. They also offer a wide variety of snacks, drinks, and adult beverages! 

Family Outings Throughout the Rest of December

20-25 Charleston Sleigh Ride, Pegasus Charters

20-23 Charleston Christmas Special, Charleston Music Hall

20-25 A Christmas Story The Musical, Charleston Performing Arts Center

20-31 CofC's Cougar Night Lights, Cistern Yard

20-31 Holiday Festival of Lights, James Island County Park

20-31 Holiday Children's Village, Magnolia Plantation & Gardens

22, 26, 30 The Sound of Charleston Holiday Concerts, Circular Congregational Church

31 Happy New Year Charleston, Marion Square

31 Tides New Years Eve Beach Bash

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Dan Lorentz

About Dan Lorentz, ABR, CRS, Founder & Team Leader of Greater Charleston Properties: Founder and Team Leader of the Greater Charleston Properties Team, Dan Lorentz, has lived in the Charleston, SC ....

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